NETFLIX Genre: Biographical Documentaries



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Netflix box art for The 100 Years Show 100 Years Show, The
2015 / 29
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This documentary profiles abstract minimalist pioneer Carmen Herrera as she enjoys artistic success and fame that literally took a lifetime to happen.

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Netflix box art for 1:1 Thierry Henry 1:1 Thierry Henry
2011 / 3.5 / 51
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Global soccer hero Thierry Henry stars in this up-close sports documentary that covers his 2010 move from Barcelona to the New York Red Bulls. Kicking it from Spain to the Big Apple. Call it soccer or football, he's breathtaking at it -- on and off the field.

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Netflix box art for 20 Feet from Stardom 20 Feet from Stardom
2013 / 90
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Winner of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, this film takes a look at the world of backup vocalists and the legends they support. Glamour, fame, fortune. So close they can taste it. Not theirs ... it belongs to the legends who depend on their voices.

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Netflix box art for 9 Muses of Star Empire 9 Muses of Star Empire
2012 / 82

Nine starry-eyed young women learn firsthand the insane amount of blood, sweat and tears it takes to become a pop-music supergroup. Nine girls dream of becoming pop-music sensations. In this cutthroat business, there are no excuses for second best.

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Netflix box art for After Porn Ends After Porn Ends
2010 / 2.7 / 93
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This documentary explores the careers of some of porn's top stars and examines their adjustment to "normal" society after leaving adult entertainment. When the hedonism is over, the search for normality begins. But having a dirty past can leave its mark.

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Netflix box art for After Tiller After Tiller
2013 / 87
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This documentary paints a complex, compassionate portrait of the physicians who have become the new prime targets of the anti-abortion movement. They risk their lives and wrestle with ethics. Meet the real people behind the controversial headlines.

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Netflix box art for Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer
2003 / 3.5 / 89
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Documentarian Nick Broomfield trains his lens on infamous serial killer Aileen Wuornos, who began her murder spree in 1992. Are monsters made or born? Every murderer has a story to tell, but hers is up for a lot of debate.

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Netflix box art for Aileen Wuornos: Selling of a Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos: Selling of a Serial Killer
1993 / 83

This mesmerizing documentary explores the troubled life and deadly end of serial killer Aileen Wuornos, a woman who murdered johns.

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Netflix box art for All This Mayhem All This Mayhem
2014 / 103

Brothers Ben and Tas Pappas were once at the top of the professional skateboarding world but fell into a pattern of drug abuse and self-destruction. Raw talent and risk taking got them to the top fast. Drugs made sure their fall was even faster -- and harder.

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Netflix box art for American Anarchist American Anarchist
2016 / 80
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This documentary profiles William Powell, who wrote the "The Anarchist Cookbook" in 1971 at age 19 and spent his later life regretting his actions.

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Netflix box art for American Experience: Butch Cassidy and... American Experience: Butch Cassidy and...
2014 / 52

Peel the Hollywood veneer off the true story of bank robbers Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, two of the Old West's most memorable outlaws. They raided and robbed like old pros ... then mysteriously vanished. It only made them more legendary.

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Netflix box art for American Experience: Henry Ford American Experience: Henry Ford
2013 / 112

Henry Ford paints a fascinating portrait of a farm boy who rose from obscurity to become the most influential American innovator of the 20th century. He created the assembly line and the living wage -- and jump-started America's love affair with cars.

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Netflix box art for American Genius - Season 1 American Genius - Season 1
2015 / 42
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This series depicts some of America's fiercest scientific and technological rivalries, including Colt vs. Wesson, Edison vs. Tesla and Jobs vs. Gates. They say necessity is the mother of invention. But so is the 200-year-old spirit of good ol' American competition.

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Netflix box art for American Masters: Althea American Masters: Althea
2015 / 84

Follow the life of pioneering tennis star Althea Gibson, who overcame tremendous obstacles to become the first African American to play at Wimbledon. The world of professional tennis rebuffs her. This undaunted African American athlete shows them the meaning of triumph.

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Netflix box art for American Promise American Promise
2013 / 3.8 / 125
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A detailed examination of race, education and opportunity in America, this documentary follows two African American boys for 12 years. Two best friends face an uphill battle on the road to achievement -- and watch as their paths diverge.

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Netflix box art for The American Scream American Scream, The
2012 / 91
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Each year, in the sleepy town of Fairhaven, the creative minds behind three local homemade haunts valiantly try to ignite the town's Halloween spirit.

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Netflix box art for An American in Madras An American in Madras
2013 / 79
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Extensive film clips and interviews tell the story of American filmmaker Ellis R. Dungan, who spent 15 years in India and helped define Tamil cinema.

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Netflix box art for An Evening with Kevin Smith An Evening with Kevin Smith
2002 / 224

Writer-director Kevin Smith entertains with his frank views in this question-and-answer session filmed at several college events in 2001 and 2002. Want to hear an utterly absorbing anecdote? Consider acquainting yourself with this orator and his jean shorts.

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Netflix box art for Anton Corbijn Inside Out Anton Corbijn Inside Out
2012 / 3.8 / 85
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This documentary portrait of photographer-filmmaker Anton Corbijn records his globe-hopping career and explores the source of his reclusive nature. He's created some of the world's most iconic images. This Dutch artist reveals everything ... except himself.

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Netflix box art for Anvil! The Story of Anvil Anvil! The Story of Anvil
2008 / 77
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This documentary follows the pioneering heavy metal act Anvil as they cope with obsoleteness, recover from a disastrous tour and record a new album. A band of rock 'n' roll survivors isn't about to let their dreams disappear along with their youth.

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Netflix box art for Audrie & Daisy Audrie & Daisy
2016 / 98
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In this wrenching documentary, two teens are sexually assaulted by boys they considered friends, humiliated online and harassed by their communities. Two teenage girls experience brutal attacks. But in the age of social media, their nightmares are only beginning.

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Netflix box art for Be Here Now Be Here Now
2015 / 109
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Trace the brave journey of actor Andy Whitfield, who received a devastating cancer diagnosis while starring in the series "Spartacus: Blood and Sand."

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Netflix box art for Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey
2011 / 4.1 / 76
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Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg, this documentary follows the career of puppeteer Kevin Clash, the soft-spoken man behind the furry red monster Elmo.

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Netflix box art for Being Ginger Being Ginger
2013 / 68

Red-haired filmmaker Scott P. Harris chronicles his funny, touching struggle to find love and self-confidence as a man who stands out from the crowd. Bullies, teasing, rejection: Learning to love and be loved as a redhead is an epic journey. He's ready to take it on.

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